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Oil Prices Could Weaken Vladimir Putin’s Resolve

Oil Prices Could Weaken Vladimir Putin’s Resolve

By Lacy Langley October 15, 2014

Oil prices stand at a three year low of $81 per barrel. That’s significantly less than the $100 per barrel that was in place when Vladimir Putin first invaded Ukraine. While falling oil prices are good news for American consumers, …

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